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State Impact: 4-H Animals and Agriculture

4-H doubled Golden Egg Contest participation, increased Chick Chain participation and Pig Squeal participation by 11% (10,920 chickens in Chick Chain; 1,920 sold), 75 Dairy Poster participants, 10 Dairy Judging Contest teams, 6 Dairy Bowl T…

Revamped Beekeeping Program Benefits State’s Agriculture

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is taking steps to assure bees remain a vibrant part of food production.  To ensure that crop pollination is not threatened in the state, Alabama Extension created a new …

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Alabama 4-H 2017-18 Statewide Impact

What a great year!
During the 2017-18 club year, 4-H was in every Alabama county.

Our Mission: Alabama 4-H seeks to empower young people with the skills to lead our communities, our state, our nation, and our world.
Our Vision: Gro…

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EFNEP Impacts Alabama

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)
Obesity, poor nutrition, and limited physical activity are significant health concerns. Poor health disproportionately affects limited-resource populations. EFNEP improves the healt…

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TMI: Teens Making Impact

What is TMI?

TMI is the acronym for Teens Making Impact.
TMI was created to empower youth ages 9-18 in group settings with the skills they need to make wise decisions and to help them become productive citizens. 
The 5-sessio…

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Aquatic Resources Team: Project Activities & Impacts 2017

Alabama is a water-rich state with more than 132,000 miles of rivers and streams, 3.6 million acres of wetlands, 60 miles of Gulf of Mexico coastline, the most extensive artificial reef system in the United States, and 560,000 acres of lake…

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Agriculture Damage Ripples Through Wiregrass Economy

…theast Alabama’s regional economy. The associate director of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System said that total agriculture impacts top more than $300 million and could cost the region more than 2,500 jobs.

“Direct agricultural…

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Hurricane Deals Heavy Blow to Alabama Agriculture

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Hurricane Michael caused almost $204 million in agricultural damage alone as it moved across Alabama. Alabama Cooperative Extension System Director Gary Lemme called it a devastating blow to farmers in the state’…

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Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resources Team Impacts 2017

The mission of the Alabama Extension Forestry, Wildlife, and Natural Resources Team is to provide the latest science-based information available to make decisions regarding the management of natural resources.

Forest produc…

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Precision Ag Team Hosts Field Day July 30

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.— The Alabama Cooperative Extension System precision agriculture team invites Alabama producers and crop consultants to attend a precision ag field day July 30 at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Participants will …

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Biology and Management of Bermudagrass Stem Maggot

The bermudagrass stem maggot has become a pest for cattlemen and hay producers across the Southeast. Learn control measures and strategies for mitigating damage.

If your bermudagrass hayfield has a frosted appearance (figur…

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National Forage Week: Producer Resources

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – It is National Forage Week! This week across the country people are highlighting the importance and impact forages have on agriculture. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System joins in this effort by providing l…

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Managing Tawny Crazy Ants in Livestock Production Systems

Tawny crazy ants (Nylanderia fulva), previously known as the Caribbean or the Rasberry crazy ant, are fast becoming an economic, ecological, and nuisance pest in the southeastern United States. They have been a serious problem in pa…

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Extension Leads in Advancing Alabama

In our rapidly changing digital era, Alabama Extension continues to lead in research and problem solving. Our educational outreach spans the state creating economic opportunities for residents, providing the latest resources for i…

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Alabama Extension Hosts Irrigation Field Day June 26

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—On-farm irrigation use is becoming more prevalent as Alabama producers work to eliminate unknowns in the field and on the farm. Alabama Cooperative Extension System precision agriculture specialist, Dr. Brenda Orti…

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